All Along the Watchtower

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Marty Friedman
Marty Friedman
1 year ago

Thank for sharing your enlightening analysis. I’m a fan of (and contributor to) NPR and several of its affiliated local stations, but I think your analysis is spot on. I especially particularly appreciate the way in which you critical while still recognizing the value of what NPR is trying to do. Two questions (and a suggestion):

1. Would you find it less objectionable if NPR had identified what was “fact checking” and what was “context”?

2. Have you shared your analysis with NPR? Like any organization comprised of fallible human beings, NPR has yet to achieve perfection. On the other hand, its management/staff seems open to criticism, willing to accept responsibility for its shortcomings, and able to make changes over time. If you haven’t done so already, I would encourage you to do so.

1 year ago
Reply to  Rusty Guinn

Rusty, OK, this is a good test case for me because as I read this article yesterday my first reaction was being p*ssed off that
1) That’s ANOTHER example of the biased mainstream media and
2) How the H*ll is it fair that the Federal Gov’t financially supports another Liberal media site.

Then I remembered ( from your and Ben’s insightful articles) that one of the on-going “narratives” of Conservatives is that the media is slanted to the left (and how unfair that is !) which then made me pause….. in self-reflection

Now your line above that “the monocultural nature of most newsrooms on the left and right…” doesn’t help matters.
Why? Because to me your line implies that there is roughly an even amount of newsrooms that are as right as on the left.
Yet the actual ratio has got to be way higher slanted to the Left.
And now I get a little p*ssed off again

SO, why not just call a spade a spade Rusty? The Left has a strangle hold on the media and uses it as much as possible for political advantage. Then sanctimoniously claims it is “The Truth”
The Right has Fox but they get portrayed by the Leftish mainstream media as buffoonish, slanted and unworthy.

So help me, how should a Libertarian (at the National level) proceed?

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